Do you have the Holiday Blues?

This time of year can be stressful. All the shopping, parties, cooking, cleaning, etc. can really get you down....more

Holiday Blues

This time of year can be stressful. All the shopping, parties, cooking, cleaning, etc. can really get you down. Not to mention the unrealistic expectations, family tension and financial strain.   Here are a few things you can try to make yourself feel better: Volunteer some time to help others Set a budget and stick to [...] ...more

Yellow Sky

"Good Moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens and happy kids." ~ Anonymous  I've never been the you can't play with playdough because it's too messy or the don't mix the colors when you're painting kind of Mom. Here's why: I still remember the day in my high school painting class when my art teacher told me I should change the sky in my piece. He said that it was too yellow and not realistic enough. I loved that painting more than any I'd ever done and you know what I told him, "Too bad." I left the sky yellow and let him give me a bad grade....more

Yellow Sky

I’ve never been the you can’t play with playdough because it’s too messy or the don’t mix the colors when you’re painting kind of Mom. Here’s why: I still remember the day in my high school painting class when my art teacher told me I should change the sky in my piece. He said that [...] ...more

Thanksgiving Recipe - Maple Glazed Apple & Sweet Potato Gratin

The Thanksgiving shopping and prepping officially started in our house this weekend. I am cooking for thirteen this year so please wish me luck! Ingredients 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 3 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4 inch rounds 3 granny ...more

Thanksgiving Recipe – Maple Glazed Apple & Sweet Potato Gratin

The Thanksgiving shopping and prepping officially started in our house this weekend. We’re cooking for thirteen this year so please wish me luck!Ingredients ...more

Taking Time Off

It is hard to take time off from work. I mean really take time off, like not checking or replying to any emails. Whenever I take a few days and then go back, my inbox is overflowing and I get really overwhelmed. The de-stressing of some time off goes right out the window ....more

Getting Back on Track

I have been horrible about writing here lately. I started a new job in April and it has taken up a lot of my time. Whenever you start something new it takes a while to learn everything you need to and to get used to a different routine ....more

Operation Home Organization – Bathrooms

Too much stuff and not enough storage? Here are some ideas for organizing your bathrooms.Get rid of any outdated medications and expired makeup. Organic makeup doesn’t last as long, so pay special attention it.Use hooks to hold family member’s towels ...more

Great Event Alert – Portland, Maine

Tuesday, August 14th 3:45 PM New price $99!! Portion of proceeds to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ...more